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Male & Vele Srakane

West of Lošinj, between Unije and Susak, there are two small islands – Vele and Male Srakane (“large and small“ Srakane). The larger of the two, as the name suggests, Vele Srakane, is north of Male Srakane and south of the Island of Unije.

Vele Srakane is 2.5 km long, with surface area of 1.2 km2.  On the hill of Vela straža, 60 m above sea level, there is a prehistoric hill-fort. The old citadel is the remain of a semi-circular wall of a former fortress which was used as a defence against sea raiders. A tombstone from Roman times is embedded in the corner of Skrivanić House.

There are altogether 8 people who live on Vele Srakane outside the tourist season. This is when a complete peace reigns.